The Mountain Mission Truck is Coming! • The Mountain Mission is in great need of summer clothing and swimsuits for men, women, and children, dishes, pots and pans, small appliances, other household items, tall kitchen bags, paper towels, 33 gallon garbage bags, toilet paper, latex gloves, Febreeze air fresheners, rubber bands, and safety pins.  

Please drop off donated items inside the stairwell storage space in the Connection Center (just past the Connection Center on the left) before July 31. Thank you so much for responding!


Blue Barrel Sunday • Blue Barrel Sunday is next Sunday Let’s fill the God’s Pantry Blue Barrels with food donations. Please take home a Blue Barrel Bag and bring it back next week filled with tomato products and miscellaneous vegetables.  This means tomato sauce, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, tomato juice as well as beets, greens, sauerkraut, asparagus, lima beans.


Looking for Your “God Story”! • During this summer’s sermon series, “Pardon The Interruption,”  we are looking for persons to share a personal story (on video or live) about how God has interrupted your life and made amazing things happen. We are still looking for someone to share a personal story on video for July 16 (friendship and/or healing, Luke 5:17-39) and July 23 (God provides, Mark 6:31-44) Let Mariann Reinke or Pastor Mark know if you would be willing to share your story.    

You Can Help the Homeless • Our brothers and sisters living on the edge of society are often forgotten when the weather warms up.  A team from St. Luke serves breakfast at Nathaniel Mission each fourth Sunday. We also distribute donations of toiletries and clothing that are collected at the Connection Center.  Hotel toiletries and razors, shaving cream, deodorant, sun block, and toothpaste are always welcome. Consider going through your closet and donating a t-shirt, jeans, shorts, underwear, socks, or a pair of shoes. The bulk of the mission guests are men, but there is a need for casual women’s clothing as well. Thank you for your faithful support as this is an ongoing need.

Collecting Donations for Kids’ Cafe • Kids’ Cafe is collecting used but like-new condition matchbox cars to use as rewards for children participating in Homework/Reading/Math activities this fall. If you have some to donate, please contact Sue Lord, 797-1586,

St. Luke Softball Team to be Revived

Ben Porter is putting together a St. Luke softball team to participate in the fall softball league starting this September. This is part of his 2017 summer leadership project during the Youth Becoming Leaders program at Asbury University. Details are still being worked out. If you are interested and would like to get involved, please contact Ben Porter at 859-948-0464 or by email at

St. Luke University • All incoming freshmen, and any college students at St. Luke are invited to our College Ministry Fall Kick-Off on August 12th.  We will be taking a day trip to the Red River Gorge for a hike and then will come back to Lexington for a cook-out at the church at 5:30.  Please come to the cook out even if you are not interested in hiking with us!  Contact John Duff at for more info!

United Methodist Women – Hope, Faith, and Love in Action • The Sarah Circle will meet on Thursday, July 13 at 10:30 a.m. in Room 4 off of Fellowship Hall. The meetings are the second Thursday morning of each month. Join us anytime. Elaine Ketterer is the Chairwoman and can be reached at 859-309-1086 or 859-492-0776.

You are Invited • Please join us to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Mark and Karen Girard on Saturday, July 22 from 2 to 4 pm in the Fellowship Hall.  Please RSVP to Anna by July 17 at or (859) 462-9518.  

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